Saturday morning my alarm went off at 4:15 a.m. It was super early for a Saturday but for a wonderful cause. Our county was hosting a Remote Area Medical (RAM) clinic. I have always wanted to be apart of something like this and this was my chance. I have no medical skills at all, but I came as a general support volunteer and helped welcome people and helped with the food.
I felt so honored to be apart of something so amazing as RAM. Our community raised close to $90,000 for this effort and to see all the professionals and volunteers giving their time made me so Smyth County proud. As a volunteer I received a text this afternoon that over 773 patients were seen in the three day clinic with over $498,912 in services provided!!! We are called as the family of God to love others and in the last few days at RAM I witnessed neighbors helping neighbors and it was truly a blessing! I am exhausted and my legs and back are throbbing from all the standing, but I already cannot wait until next year!
This morning I helped at RAM and I took Hope with me. She was confused as to why some people had to go to RAM to see Dr.Bill (our dentist) and we went to his office to see him. I want our kids to understand that we are here to love and serve others. My heart was so full watching our girl pull a wagon of snack bags around and hand them out to patients waiting in line.
After all the partying at Panera we got to catch up with Seth Allen for a few minutes while in Blacksburg. It was great to see him and it was icing on the cake of a wonderful weekend. :)